Hyderabad adds organised labour by nearly 30 per cent in 2007-08

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Mumbai, Mar 9 (UNI) Hyderabad and Pune recorded the highest percentage among the Indian cities in adding jobs to the organised sector in 2007-08, though in real terms the metros continued to generate the maximum number of employment, a survey reveals.

Hyderabad in 2007-08 added 29.7 per cent additional jobs on previous year's base of 33,792 while Pune which had 33,792 in the organised labour segment added 28.1 per cent more to touch 43,300.

Among the metros, Mumbai has the largest number of organised workforce at 517,008 in 2007-08, up by 11.4 per cent from the previous year, according to a survey on employment prospects for 2008 released here recently by HR company MA FOI.

The figure was up by 17.4 per cent in Delhi, which housed 433,800 organised employees. Chennai with a growth of 9.5 per cent had a workforce of 289,343, while Kolkata had 127,792 organised employees growing at 13 per cent.

Bangalore, another major employer saw a 15.98 per cent growth having 93,462 organised employees.

Bhubaneswar, though was another city with above 20 per cent growth in employment, it had a very small base compared to others.

Among the rest, cities in the West were the most promising in terms of employment addition, with cities in the East following closely, the survey revealed.

The survey which indicated a million new jobs added that the year 2008 saw only 27.8 per cent of them being freshers with companies depending much on the experienced lot.

The survey was carried out among 2006 companies in 22 sectors.

It indicated that across the 22 sectors, hospitality, health education, ITeS, IT, real estate and construction were expected to be the forerunners in organised sector employment. Banking and Financial services sector which had shown a decline in employment last year had started on the recovery path.

It said that the results from the survey, as well as from secondary data collected from various sources revealed that the worst was over where organised sector employment was concerned. The stagnation in employment opportunities in the organised sector was likely to transform into employment growth. The survey results and the CEO responses were build upon the fact that coming months are likely to expect much higher increase in organised sector employment.

This is unlike the eighties, where the public sector was the predominant player and increase in organised sector was primarily due to the contribution of Public Sector Employment, both departmental as well as the Commercial Public Sector Undertakings.

It however said that the unorganised sector had gained the most.

The growth of the sector went up from 29.7 per cent in the eighties to 30.3 per cent in the 1990s.

In 2003-04 it was observed that of the 310 million people employed in the country, 27 million were employed in the organised sector. It was also observed that employment in the organised sector decelerated to a negative 0.38 per cent from 1.2 per cent in 1983-94.

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